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  1. 7 Out-of-the-Box Ceramics
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    7 Out-of-the-Box Ceramics

    Inspired by everything from pillowcases to quantum mechanics, these ceramic designers channel the surreal, the abstract, and the everyday to produce unique designs.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    03.24.14

  2. Ocean-Inspired Porcelain Designs by Maria Moyer
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    Ocean-Inspired Porcelain Designs by Maria Moyer

    In essence, wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection, profoundness in nature and valuing authenticity above all else. This description could accurately be used to...

    written by: Johanna Björk
    05.16.13

  3. Pastel Picks for the Kitchen
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    Pastel Picks for the Kitchen

    These pastel pieces enliven a staid kitchen by adding a sweet, but not saccharine, note.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    05.08.13

  4. Julio Miranda Thiel's Workshop
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    Julio Miranda Thiel's Workshop

    I had the chance to visit master potter Julio Miranda Thiel's workshop at the Beldi Country Club just outside of Marrakech. I met Thiel at a dinner a few nights before and he graciously invited me...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.09.12

  5. Little Shirley Vases by Material Good
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    Little Shirley Vases by Material Good

    Lauren Burman began making Little Shirley vases a few years ago in honor of her grandmother, Shirley Larson, who was battling cancer. Now she and a team of nine other people hand make the petite...

    written by: Diana Budds
    02.04.13

  6. Coffee Break: Heath Ceramics and Blue Bottle
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    Coffee Break: Heath Ceramics and Blue Bottle

    Heath Ceramics recently opened a factory and retail location in San Francisco and partnered with Blue Bottle Coffee to open a cafe inside of the 60,000-square-foot former industrial laundry. Thanks...

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.27.12

  7. Jonathan Adler
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    Jonathan Adler

    Seventeen years ago, Jonathan Adler wasn’t a brand, he was a one-man full-time pottery production operation—“making, glazing, firing, packing, and shipping every single piece I...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    05.17.11

  8. Cooking Expert-Approved Kitchenware from Provisions
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    Cooking Expert-Approved Kitchenware from Provisions

    Provisions, a new online store launched by the minds behind Food52, brings artisanal, handmade design tools to your kitchen.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: James Ransom
    08.06.13

  9. Designer Spotlight: Souda Collective
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    Designer Spotlight: Souda Collective

    Recent Parsons School of Design graduates Shaun Kasperbauer, Isaac Friedman-Heiman, and Luft Tanaka (from left) are the founding members of the design collective Souda (a Japanese word pronounced ...

    written by: Liz Arnold
    photos by: Adam Krause
    02.19.14

  10. Espasso at Steven Alan
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    Espasso at Steven Alan

    Beginning with an all-day kickoff party on Saturday, May 29, from 10 am to 7 pm, Steven Alan in East Hampton will feature an installation of handmade furniture and accessories by Brazilian artisans...

    written by: Erika Heet
    05.27.10

  11. 7 Eco-Friendly Tile Designs for Spring
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    7 Eco-Friendly Tile Designs for Spring

    With spring just around the corner, fresh green and eco-friendly tiles welcome the season, offering energy to any kitchen or bathroom space.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    02.26.14

  12. 3 Collections of Modern Barware
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    3 Collections of Modern Barware

    The main course of a meal might receive the oohs and aahs, but as any host or hostess will attest, it’s the beverages that fuel a party and get the conversation going. This selection of...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    photos by: Spencer Higgins
    08.19.12

  13. Ceramics Artist to Know: Matthias Kaiser
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    Ceramics Artist to Know: Matthias Kaiser

    Vienna-based potter Matthias Kaiser blends Japanese ceramics technique with quirky modernism.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    10.23.14

  14. In Memoriam: Lucienne Day

    In Memoriam: Lucienne Day

    In the early 1950s Lucienne Day (1917-2010) shook the textile industry, inciting a host of copycats and transforming popular taste. Here we revisit a selection of her lively, original designs.

    02.04.10

  15. Stig Lindberg

    Stig Lindberg

    Stig Lindberg (1916-1982) was one of Sweden’s great ceramicists of the 20th century, though, like many designers of his day, he worked in many media—including plastics, textiles, enamel...

    02.04.10

  16. Bjorn Wiinblad

    Bjorn Wiinblad

    Bjorn Wiinblad was a Danish artist born in Copenhagen in 1918. He was educated at the Royal Academy of Arts in Copenhagen and pursued a career in a range of arts including painting, ceramics, stage...

    02.08.10

  17. La Gardo Tackett

    In the late 1950s, Los Angeles based designer La Gardo Tackett (1911-1992) and his family spent 16 months in Japan and, while there, met an importer from Boston and developed the "Forma" line of...

    02.25.10

  18. Eva Zeisel

    Eva Zeisel

    Born in Budapest in 1906, Eva Zeisel (nee Stricker) created the department of ceramic arts industrial design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, where she taught until 1952. Her ceramic works are in...

    03.10.10

  19. Tora Urup

    Tora Urup is a designer specializing in the fields of glass and ceramics. Since 2001, she has been running her own design company and producing her designs in collaboration with highly skilled...

    01.10.13

  20. Keiichi Tanaka

    02.18.14

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